Sunday, May 24, 2009
The British UFO TV series is headed for the big screen
I can remember way back when this show first came on. It absolutely fucking blew me away. At the time the effects were incredible for television. If I recall correctly the effects guy also did James Bond movies and worked with John Dykstra on 2001: A Space Odyssey.
The stories had dark themes along with the twisted British sci-fi mentality. One episode had the main character, Commander Straker having to make a choice between taking his dying son to the hospital or capture an alien operative. He tried to do both and failed on both.
The theme music is what I really remember the most. I still think this show has the best opening sequence ever made. The 1969 view of the then future 1980 was awesome. Yeah, I know it looks cheesy now. But still.
It would be great if the people who are bringing this show back would take the bold step and leave the show in that universe of 1980, but of course they won't. I am sure it will be updated, rebooted, and geared towards an American audience with an all U.S. cast rather than the quirky British one. LOL, in the original, S.H.A.D.O (Supreme Headquarters Alien Defense Organization) was located underneath a film studio. Supposedly, that way they can bring in all kinds of alien and future stuff without raising suspicion. Everyone would just assume they were making another cheesy sci-fi movie.
Here is the link to the sci-fi wire article:
UPDATE: THE COOL GRAPHIC AT THE TOP OF THIS ARTICLE CAN'T BE SEEN BECAUSE IT IS BLACK AND THE BACKGROUND OF EoM IS BLACK. IF YOU WANT TO SEE IT, JUST RIGHT CLICK WHERE IT SHOULD BE AND SELECT VIEW IMAGE. THAT SHOULD DO IT.
Also check out the opening sequence of each weeks show: